Study Questions & Essay Topics
1. What role did Shabbetai Tzvi play in the history of Kabbalah?
2. What are the sefirot?
3. What is Shekhinah?
Suggested Essay Topics
1. Why is language so important to kabbalists?
2. Explain the importance of the concept of “withdrawal” to the kabbalistic view of creation.
3. Why is the idea of Sitra Aha, or “the other side,” so revolutionary?
4. What is the importance of the sefirah Shekhinah? How is Shekhinah different from the other sefirot?
5. What do kabbalists believe is the ultimate goal of practicing Kabbalah?
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